Group Certification

The environment and workplace safety are two essential topics for us, and this is why we decided to go beyond legal requirements: we decided to implement certified management systems, in compliance with international standards and we refined them by adding of best practices and following the continuous improvement principle, to ensure that the main issues are tackled.

Until the start of 2017, the ERG Group had an organisational structure divided according to business area. This resulted in the creation and overlapping of different management systems that, while building on the same general principles of the Group, were structured according to each specific organisation.

The One Company project focused on the centralisation of our operational activities within ERG Power Generation. From an organisational point of view, this generated a concentration of risks in the company itself, making it essential to oversight health issues, workers' safety and the environment, with a view to protecting the persons in charge (foremost the Employer).

The clear goal of ERG group's management has been to rationalise and harmonise the company's safety and environmental management systems.

A project for the integration and unification of the existing systems was therefore set up in order to implement a single integrated environmental safety system which could be managed centrally, but still in keeping with the operational and technological differences of the various areas.

The final aim of the project, which will be developed in 2018 and completed in 2019, is to provide ERG Power Generation with an integrated environmental-safety system that covers the various areas of operation (Hydro, Wind, Thermo and Solar).

The specific aim is to "transform" the existing situation that consists of seven environmental safety certificates and two participations into the EMAS Regulation (Thermo and Hydro) into one with two integrated environmental and safety certifications that cover the operational activities of ERG Power Generation, and with the current participation in the EMAS regulation.

The general structure of the procedures will be simplified and streamlined following the issue of cross-cutting documents that will be valid for the entire organisation and will ensure the harmonisation of principles and guidelines at Group level.

Operational activities, which are specific to every area, will not be changed. This phase will also include the transition from standard OHSAS 18001 to standard ISO 45001 with regard to safety aspects.

The project will also include the legal entities recently established in France and Germany which manage the wind farms belonging to the company's portfolio. This will allow us to extend a management system to all our companies in line with their activities.

The benefits of this project may be summarised as follows:

• Coherence with the "One Company" project, ensuring greater coordination among the various business areas

• Creation of a team within the organisation made up of the current Management System managers of the single Units and coordinated by the HSE department, specifically in charge of the activities set out in the Management System

• Structuring and simplification of the document management system based on two levels:
- "Group" management procedures to ensure uniform management processes;
- Operational procedures drawn up by the Units which reflect the specific features of the 3 business areas.
 

ERG Group Environmental and Safety Certifications

ERG Group Environmental and Safety Certifications
(From 2017 ERG Sustainability Report)

Certifications ERG Power Generation S.p.A.

OHSAS 18001:2007
Issue date 28 July 2017
Original Issue date  3 April 2014
Certificate Expiry date 27 July 2020
ISO 9001:2008

Issue date 28 July 2017
Original Issue date  3 April 2014
Certificate Expiry date 14 September 2018

 

ISO 14001:2004
Issue date 28 July 2017
Original Issue date  3 April 2014
Certificate Expiry date 14 September 2018
UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 (ISO 14001:2004)
Initial date: 5 July 2012
Valid: 5 July 2015 - 5 July 2018
UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 (ISO 9001:2008)
Initial date: 5 August, 2015
Valid: 5 August, 2015 - 5 August, 2018
BS OHSAS 18001:2007
Initial Certificate Date: 01-25-2012
Expiry Date: 01-25-2018

Certifications ERG Hydro S.r.l.

OHSAS 18001:2007
First issue: 22 December 2011
Issued on: 14 November 2017

Expiry date: 18 November 2020
ISO 14001:2004
First Issue: 14.05.2010
Current Issue: 23.05.2017
Expiry Date: 14.09.2018
EMAS Registration Certificate
Nucleo Idroelettrico di Terni
N. Registration: IT–000538 
Registration date: 12 July 2006
Expiry date: 22 May 2020

Certifications ERG Power S.r.l.

ISO 14001:2004
Initial certification date: 21-12-2012
Expiry date: 05-07-2018
EMAS Declaration
Registration Number: IT–001713 
Registration Number: 3 July 2015